Definitions for sanctionˈsæŋk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur(noun)

    formal and explicit approval

    "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"

  2. sanction(noun)

    a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

  3. authority, authorization, authorisation, sanction(noun)

    official permission or approval

    "authority for the program was renewed several times"

  4. sanction(verb)

    the act of final authorization

    "it had the sanction of the church"

  5. approve, O.K., okay, sanction(verb)

    give sanction to

    "I approve of his educational policies"

  6. sanction(verb)

    give authority or permission to

  7. sanction(verb)

    give religious sanction to, such as through on oath

    "sanctify the marriage"

Wiktionary

  1. sanction(Noun)

    An approval, by an authority, generally one that makes something valid.

  2. sanction(Noun)

    A penalty, or some coercive measure, intended to ensure compliance; especially one adopted by several nations, or by an international body.

  3. sanction(Noun)

    A law, treaty, or contract, or a clause within a law, treaty, or contract, specifying the above.

  4. sanction(Verb)

    To ratify; to make valid.

  5. sanction(Verb)

    To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.

  6. sanction(Verb)

    To penalize (a State etc.) with sanctions.

  7. Origin: From sanction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sanction(noun)

    solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to the act of some other person or body; establishment or furtherance of anything by giving authority to it; confirmation; approbation

  2. Sanction(noun)

    anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions

  3. Sanction(verb)

    to give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sanction

    sangk′shun, n. act of ratifying, or giving authority to: confirmation: support: a decree, a law.—v.t. to give validity to: to authorise: to countenance.—adjs. Sanc′tionable; Sanc′tionary. [Fr.,—L. sanctīre.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sanction' in Nouns Frequency: #2176

Anagrams for sanction »

  1. actinons, canonist, contains

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carlos Miranda:

    It's a brutal sanction.

  2. Fred Kagan:

    The immediate issue now with sanction relief really requires careful thought.

  3. Ayn Rand:

    The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.

  4. Dave Lochbaum:

    Instead of giving nuclear some reward … it would be more appropriate to sanction those acting badly.

  5. Ayn Rand:

    I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.

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Translations for sanction

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • جزاءArabic
  • Billigung, Sanktionierung, SanktionGerman
  • decreto, ratificar, aprobación, sancionar, autorización, aprobar, sanción, autorizarSpanish
  • تحریمPersian
  • seuraamus, hyväksyntä, antaa hyväksyntä, säännös, sanktioida, pakote, hyväksyä, sanktioFinnish
  • sanction, sanctionnerFrench
  • मंजूरीHindi
  • պատժամիջոցArmenian
  • 承認, 許可, 認可, 制裁, 拘束Japanese
  • სანქციაGeorgian
  • 제재Korean
  • sanctieDutch
  • godkjennelse, straffe, sanksjon, godkjenne, sanksjonere, tillatelse, tillateNorwegian
  • применять санкции, санкционировать, са́нкцияRussian
  • sankcija, санкцијаSerbo-Croatian
  • kwazoSwahili
  • са́нкціяUkrainian

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